More than just a Realtors...We are Real Estate Artists!

 

Buying a home isn't like any other purchase. You can't just look online and order one. It might check off all the requirements, but still not be right. It's about feeling. It's about how you live and where you are in life. It's about comfort - financially, geographically, situationally. We look at the entire picture of who you are and what you do and what resonates with you, and help you find the right fit! There’s a science to it for sure, but we think there’s more. We think finding just the right home—or selling your home for just the right price—is an ART. That’s what we do.

 

 
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Margaret Jolly

engineer,mba,real estate professional

I'm not your typical "real estate gal".  When you hire me, you get a Realtor with an over-the-top work ethic who brings heart, soul, and both sides of her brain to your table!  With a bachelor's degree in engineering  from Texas A&M (great for crunching those numbers for a market analysis), an MBA in marketing from Purdue (great for effectively marketing the homes that I list), and a very strong desire to really get to know my clients and their personal situation, I'm uniquely qualified to help you with your real estate needs.  

My career moved from custom robotic system sales in the pharmaceutical industry to strategic marketing for an orthopedic device company to inside sales for wafer sorters for the semiconductor industry. At around 3 years at each of these jobs, I got the itch to go do something else. I got my real estate license in 2002 when my company tried to move me to California.  I couldn't bear the idea of leaving Austin, so I found a career that allowed me to stay in Austin as long as I want to! And after 15+ years in the business - I still love it and have not felt compelled to move on to something else. I think I found my calling.

I moved a lot growing up, but when I found Austin, I found HOME!  I have lived in the Austin area since 1995 - first in Round Rock, then three different locations in the Four Points/Northwest Austin area.  It has been the perfect place to raise my two kids. I absolutely love Austin, Texas and doubt that I will ever leave!

I love to take advantage of the wonderful things Austin has to offer - especially hiking, mountain biking, playing tennis, enjoying the live music (especially the free outdoor concerts!), eating at great restaurants, enjoying the lakes, visiting art galleries, and just enjoying the beauty of the Texas hill country!  God has truly blessed this part of Texas!

 

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Larry Jolly

studio artist,designer,real estate professional

I’m the right brain piece of this puzzle, a little something different. I want to zig when others zag. A graduate in Design from the University of Texas (Hook ‘em!) I developed my chops in the ad agency business and in corporate America as a Designer and Art Director. In 1985 I founded Jolly Design, a wonderful and life-defining experience spanning over three decades as one of the top graphic design and brand development firms in Austin. During this time I helped raise three wonderful children (all products of Westwood High School) who have each gone on to make their marks on this world in some pretty cool ways themselves. Like many Austinites, the recession of ’08-09 ushered in for me a time of transition both professionally and personally, witnessing the organic downsizing of Jolly Design, and at the same time the emergence of a long dormant passion to express myself through painting. In the few short years since, my career has morphed into that of a Studio Artist whose work is best described as “Dali meets Rockwell”, having shown in numerous galleries and exhibits and been the recipient of unexpected accolades and awards, including the City of Austin’s 2015 Peoples’ Choice Award. 

A Real Estate Agent that paints? In 2012 I married Margaret Jolly, my very own Aggie (Gig ‘em)! In the process of working with Margaret on some of her brand development and marketing initiatives, it began to dawn on us that there might be some synergy in formally combining our talents. So in early 2017 I got my Texas Real Estate License, and formally joined the team of Margaret Jolly Homes. As the husband of and now business partner with Margaret, I’ve enjoyed a front row seat to one of the most successful, fascinating, and truly rewarding small business enterprises I’ve ever seen…and I’ve seen a lot! She’s truly an artist. She solves difficult problems the way an artist does, with creativity and moxie. She values relationships and the beauty of work. It is this commitment to excellence that is both the bedrock of Margaret Jolly Homes, and the promise that I personally bring to the table on behalf of its clients: every ounce of my marketing, design, and business experience to the art of buying, staging and selling homes. And yes, of course I will still paint! Who knows, maybe a tastefully placed piece of custom art might even show up at an open house! Because that’s the way Real Estate Artists work.

 

 

Our Philosophy

Helping someone buy or sell a home is an ART. We want to get to know you. We want to understand what makes you tick, what excites you, what you need, what you want, and what your priorities are. We want to know you so we can be the best resource for you and help you find the best combination of price and timing when you are selling, and help you find the perfect home to fit your unique set of needs, wants, and priorities when you are buying. We want to be your go-to resource for anything real estate - and this extends WAY beyond the closing date. We want to stay in contact and be your first phone-call when you need a plumber, or an A/C repair guy, or need your windows cleaned. We love referring our clients to great contractors, and we want to hear from you when you get great service from someone so we can continue to refine our list of partners. We are Real Estate Artists...and we are here to paint a beautiful home buying/selling picture for you! 

Cedar Park. Lakeway. Georgetown. Round Rock. Leander.

 

We know this town. The ins. The outs. The traffic patterns. The schools. Austin has a lot of different areas, each with its own vibe. Whether you like the views and hills near the lake, the cozy feel of a Central Austin bungalow, a child-friendly suburban community, or a condo in the heart of the entertainment district, we are here to make sure you end up in just the right part of town. We'd be happy to give a the tour of our awesome city!

 
 
12232 Waterton Parke Cir, Parke/Grandview Hills This beautifully updated Grandview Hills gem will knock your socks off. Thoughtful touches abound inside and out, with gorgeous wood floors downstairs in the master and living, open to a gourmet kitchen featuring a 5-burner Bosch cooktop with cool painted cabinets, granite and tasteful tile backsplashes. The traditional brick exterior gives way to confidently hip design cues and colors inside, with surprises around every corner: beautiful mid-century modern built-in shelves, updated trims and moldings, wood accent wall, custom paint, and a Breda Bed Urban Murphy Bed upstairs. The backyard is a veritable playground for everyone, with plenty of relaxing deck space and a very special "secret hideout" built underneath for the kids! 2,735 sqft, 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath, 3 living, 3 car garage. $430,000

12232 Waterton Parke Cir, Parke/Grandview Hills

This beautifully updated Grandview Hills gem will knock your socks off. Thoughtful touches abound inside and out, with gorgeous wood floors downstairs in the master and living, open to a gourmet kitchen featuring a 5-burner Bosch cooktop with cool painted cabinets, granite and tasteful tile backsplashes. The traditional brick exterior gives way to confidently hip design cues and colors inside, with surprises around every corner: beautiful mid-century modern built-in shelves, updated trims and moldings, wood accent wall, custom paint, and a Breda Bed Urban Murphy Bed upstairs. The backyard is a veritable playground for everyone, with plenty of relaxing deck space and a very special "secret hideout" built underneath for the kids! 2,735 sqft, 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath, 3 living, 3 car garage. $430,000

3109 Persimmon Valley Tr., Steiner Ranch

Fantastic home with saltwater pool and spa on a quiet Steiner cul-de-sac. Wood floors downstairs, new carpet up (Jan '17), and fresh interior paint. Pool is protected by a gate - ideal for families with young children or for pets that you want to keep out of the pool area. Great entertaining area around the pool with a serving bar and deck area and large wooded area for privacy and shade. Private room off of master - ideal for a private study, exercise room, nursery, or second closet. 3,108 sqft, 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 3 living, 2 car garage. $439,921

9300 Westminster Glen Ave, Westminster Glen

Grand Central Station for the active family. 1 acre, backing to Balcones Preserve. Outdoor amenities include a pool, spa, patio, sport-court, firepit area, plus a huge grass soccer field (and a 4-car garage for Big Kids' toys)! Easy to back out of garage and turn around in driveway. Updated gourmet kitchen w/ pro-series gas cooktop, double ovens, granite, and solid cherry cabinetry. Master down, huge study. In the beautiful hills of Austin, near Emma Long Park, great LISD schools, easy commute to downtown. 4,223 sqft, 5 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath, 3 living, 4+ car garage. $921,900

 
11201 Brista Way, Canyon Creek Spacious, freshly painted, newly carpeted brick home, 2 blocks from Canyon Creek Elem. Lg corner lot w/ oversized 3 car garage. Renovated kitchen-beautifully textured granite, GE and Bosch stainless appliances, and GE induction cooktop. Downstairs master overlooks large pool and spa. so pleasant on hot summer days. Remodeled master bath includes huge walk-in shower and custom cabinets. Huge game room can accommodate ping pong, pool table, exercise machines, office, etc. A gem, ready to move in and enjoy! $550,000

11201 Brista Way, Canyon Creek

Spacious, freshly painted, newly carpeted brick home, 2 blocks from Canyon Creek Elem. Lg corner lot w/ oversized 3 car garage. Renovated kitchen-beautifully textured granite, GE and Bosch stainless appliances, and GE induction cooktop. Downstairs master overlooks large pool and spa. so pleasant on hot summer days. Remodeled master bath includes huge walk-in shower and custom cabinets. Huge game room can accommodate ping pong, pool table, exercise machines, office, etc. A gem, ready to move in and enjoy! $550,000

15210 Kevin Ln, Cardinal Hills (N. Lakeway) For Lease RARE 1 story home with custom home features - high ceilings, solid wood doors, tile roof, beautiful finish-out, courtyard. Great floorplan with no wasted space. Spacious kitchen with generous cabinet and counter space and a walk-in pantry. Master features a jetted tub and separate shower. No carpet in house - all tile for easy maintenance. Large screened porch is shaded in the afternoon for comfortable enjoyment even in summer. Yard maintenance service available for $140/month. Washer, dryer, fridge included. For lease, $2200/month

15210 Kevin Ln, Cardinal Hills (N. Lakeway)

For Lease

RARE 1 story home with custom home features - high ceilings, solid wood doors, tile roof, beautiful finish-out, courtyard. Great floorplan with no wasted space. Spacious kitchen with generous cabinet and counter space and a walk-in pantry. Master features a jetted tub and separate shower. No carpet in house - all tile for easy maintenance. Large screened porch is shaded in the afternoon for comfortable enjoyment even in summer. Yard maintenance service available for $140/month. Washer, dryer, fridge included. For lease, $2200/month

Your Home! You could be my next current client! Click "schedule an appointment" or call me for a no-obligation consultation at 512-496-2281.

Your Home!

You could be my next current client! Click "schedule an appointment" or call me for a no-obligation consultation at 512-496-2281.

I work almost exclusively by referral - which means that my goal is to provide exceptional service so that you want to tell your friends, family, and co-workers about me!

 

You are not just another transaction to me. My clients become my friends and I love to keep in touch and know what is happening with you and your home. I enjoy getting phone calls about remodeling projects and what contractors I would recommend and I love seeing photos of new furniture and home upgrades. Wanna have lunch? I'm in! And I just might "pop-by" occasionally when I'm in your neighborhood just to say hi! This is how I work with my clients. If this sounds like what you want from your agent, give me a call!

 

 

 

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